By Stephanie Hollis
This learn of literature via clerics who have been writing to, for, or aboutAnglo-Saxon girls within the eighth and early ninth centuries indicates thatthe place of ladies had already declined sharply sooner than the Conquest a declare at variance with the conventional scholarly view. Stephanie Hollis argues that Pope Gregory's letter to Augustine and Theodore's Penitentialimplicitly express the early church's view of ladies as subordinate to males, and keeps that a lot early church writing displays conceptions of womanhood that had hardened into validated normal by means of the later center a long time. To help her argument the writer examines the indigenous place of girls ahead of the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity, and considers purposes for the early church's concessions in recognize of ladies. Emblematic of advancements within the conversion interval, the institution and eventual suppression of abbess-ruled double monasteries varieties a distinct concentration of this research. STEPHANIE HOLLIS is Senior Lecturer in Early English, Universityof Auckland, New Zealand.
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PO Box 41026, Rochester, NY 14604-4126, USA ISBN 0 85115 317 8 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Hollis, Stephanie Anglo-Saxon Women and the Church: Sharing a Common Fate I. 01082 ISBN 0-85115-317-8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hollis, Stephanie. Anglo-Saxon women and the church : sharing a common fate / Stephanie Hollis. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Women in Christianity - History. Women - England - History. 450-1100 - History and criticism.
604; at pp. 5364, she touches upon evidence other than vernacular poetry, including Bede's History, OE Martyrology, and Ælfric's Lives of Saints. 12 On the influentiality of the church, Fell and Chance are diametrically opposed. Whereas Fell's portrayal of the favourable social position of Anglo-Saxon women rests upon the argument that patristic conceptions had no real effect on social actualities, Chance assumes a society thoroughly penetrated by them: "There were thus two archetypes of women that ordered the Anglo-Saxon social world," she writes, "two social roles of women, typified by the biblical contrast between Ave/Eva....
Dronke, The Poetic Edda (Oxford, 1969). Indebtedness to these, and to other published translations, which include S. Allott, Alcuin of York (York, 1974), S. Keynes and M. Lapidge, Alfred the Great (Harmondsworth, 1983), M. L. Rosier, Aldhelm: The Poetic Works (Cambridge, 1985), is acknowledged in the notes. P. K. Dobbie. Page 1 Introduction The following chapters discuss literature by clerics who were writing to, for or about Anglo-Saxon women in the 8th and early 9th centuries, both in England and at the continental mission.
Anglo-Saxon Women and the Church: Sharing a Common Fate by Stephanie Hollis